Jacob is an award-winning journalist who has reported extensively on human rights abuses and humanitarian crises in Southeast Asia. He previously served as Managing Editor at Coconuts Yangon, where his coverage of Myanmar’s atrocities against the Rohingya received an award from the Society of Publishers in Asia in 2017. He later served as Editor-in-Chief at New Naratif, where he and a team of reporters based in Thailand and Cambodia received a Human Rights Media Award from Amnesty International Thailand in 2021 for an investigation into the unsolved disappearance of Thai activist Wanchalearm Satsaksit. He received a second award from the Society of Publishers in Asia in 2020 for a freelance investigation into sexual abuse in Myanmar’s nonprofit sector. Jacob’s work has appeared in The Guardian, Al Jazeera, VICE, and the Columbia Journalism Review, among other outlets. He has a degree in International Development from UCLA. He joined The New Humanitarian in 2022.